I am not terribly computer savvy, and certainly a rank beginner with Sketchup.
I’m trying to discover whether I can actually achieve anything with this program, to determine whether to buy it.
I need to discover how to draw walls of 11-1/4" thickness, 3-1/2" and 5-1/2" thickness.
Of course many many other things as I move along, but to date (one day’s searching) nowhere do I find an answer to this need.
I’m happy for direct email since I don’t know how to get this forum to alert me to a response: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, SketchUp can model to this level of precision pretty easily. Take a look at this video on drawing accurately in SketchUp.
Hi @fmarti - There is too much to list, but I LOVE the SkillBuilder series to learn the kinds of things you are looking for. You can find the series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-bndkJaV8A5VmrwvxMw-IYgSJLlV-vjH
Some good general resources:
The things you didn’t know to ask but that you will be really glad to know:
- Printable Quick Reference Guide and keyboard shortcuts: https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000081#qrc
- The BEST SketchUp book ever written, and completely essential, despite the name: https://www.amazon.com/SketchUp-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/1119336155
- SketchUp Agile Modeling Guide: https://goo.gl/T5VbW4
For your questions:
- Help Center: http://help.sketchup.com
- SketchUp’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SketchUpVideo
- SkillBuilders (I think these are AWESOME for hands-on, on-the-go learning):https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-bndkJaV8A5VmrwvxMw-IYgSJLlV-vjH
- SketchUp Forum: http://forums.sketchup.com/